On May 11, the Broome Leadership Institute (BLI) Class of 2017 hosted a fundraiser, The Biker Ball, for United Way of Broome County’s Fresh Cycles program that operates out of the Lee Barta Community Center on the North Side of Binghamton. The Fresh Cycles program is a bicycle maintenance and recycling program that is 100% run by volunteers.
Fresh Cycles is an educational program aimed at teaching children and adults important bicycling maintenance and repair skills. Our neighborhoods have the potential to be traveled and explored, and what better way than with a bicycle! By working together and mentoring one another, Fresh Cycles aims to build an engaging, respectful, and bike-filled neighborhood, full of positivity.
The Biker Ball, held at Roberson Museum and Science Center, was a great event that included local foods, music, as well as a silent auction, basket raffles, and 50/50 raffles. A $50.00 cash prize was awarded to the best dressed biker! With a great turnout of 75 individuals, the Fresh Cycles program is expanding their network reach and is able to accommodate more program volunteers and participants. For more information on the Fresh Cycles program, visit www.freshcycles.org. 100 % of the money raised at The Biker Ball will be utilized by the Fresh Cycles program to continue to attract community member participants and volunteers.
Special thanks to our sponsors: The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce, Roberson Museum and Science Center, and Visions Federal Credit Union, as well as the coordinators of the event, the Broome Leadership Institute (BLI) Class of 2017.
Thank you to everyone who attended and made The Biker Ball successful.
Check out some of the pictures from the event below.
Shams Harper, the lead volunteer for the Fresh Cycles program
These young men are all program participants
Below: Christopher L. Roma, Esq., Associate Attorney, Howard & Kattell. LLP; Reva Rindgen, HR Coordinator, ICS; Jennifer R. Thomas, Program Manager, BAE Systems; Scott M. Schuhert, Dean of Students, SUNY Broome Community College.